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I Battle Depression

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    Dealing With Depression

    My problems with depression seemed to slowly and quietly twist their way into my life for years.  At points it was so subtle I would be able to ignore it, or push it away, or think that it was just another bad day, nothing out of the ordinary.  Somehow day after day...
    suzanneontheriver suzanneontheriver 26-30, F 56 Responses Jul 12, 2006

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    I'm so tired of everything.

    . I can barely keep myself up and then hearing how strong I am, I'm not strong.. I'm tired.. I just wish I would've died a month ago.. That I had taken a stronger dose.. I barely have the energy left in me to write, my entire body feels heavy, to heavy to move.. I've spent the...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 4 Responses 23 hrs ago

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    Let's talk about suicide.

    I know, something everyone knows about but nobody will have a real discussion about it. But I want to talk about me as I have had depression for years now. Before you all spam the "Don't do it! It's not the answer" bullshit to make you think you did something, don't. I'm not...
    Oldwounds Oldwounds 18-21, M 1 Response 2 hrs ago

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    I'm going to say it..

    can you hear it...yes, that's right, the silence...the silence that's heard when someone just blurts out that they have depression. Blurts out because its not easy to say..hell..its not easy to accept! Why? When we all know the world is not rose tinted. That's right, not...
    MistyMoon1 MistyMoon1 41-45, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Telling me I can't be sad

    because someone has it harder in life than I do, is like saying someone can't be happy because someone has a better life than them.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 21 Responses Jul 7

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    The Stigma

    There is a reason the subject of mental illness is so vitally important to me.  I know it intimately.  Having lived with chronic clinical depression most of my life, I've learned to deal with it, to function, to manage.  In that way, depression is similar to...
    SeriouslySappy SeriouslySappy 51-55, F 144 Responses Sep 16, 2009

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    Depression is not easy.

    Never easy. Depression, loneliness, anxiety, fear, procrastination - whatever evil it may be called. But one thing is for sure, it is debilitating. It is heart-wrenching. It is spirit-breaking, even mind-freezing. It sucked the spirit of life in you. Makes you feel both hopeless...
    TitaniumSkyScraper TitaniumSkyScraper 31-35, F 31 Responses Jun 16

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    I hate battling depression.

    I hate always feeling down even though I know I have many reasons that I should be happy and thankful. I feel ashamed about it and for needing medication and I can understand why a potential partner would not be interested in me after finding this out. I understand this because...
    lilbirdydoll lilbirdydoll 26-30, F 2 Responses 13 hrs ago

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    Can I just put it out there

    that all of the fcking 13-14 year old kids who are part of this and think "oh I'm sad cause mummy wouldn't buy me this" or "oh I'm so sad because I had a crush on a boy and he doesn't like me" need to stop being dumb and get back to being a kid. Fgs depression is a mental...
    JPSmith24 JPSmith24 16-17, M 40 Responses 5 days ago

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    I hate love! Love destroys people,

    it destroys families and friends! Why is it built up by fairy tales and movies as this great thing that we all need in our lives when really it just hurts us!
    kruges kruges 16-17, F 5 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everything in my life is a blur.

    I just sit in my bed and cry for hours and when i try to bring up my problems nobody seems to care.
    Bealalalala Bealalalala 18-21, F 3 Responses 10 hrs ago

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    My sister was just walking to work on the

    highway and she just like me we both have high anxiety. were talking on the phone and she crying from seeing a skunk and some other animals and she CNT calm down. Someone came and got her but I'm freaking out I feel like I can't breath and I'm light headed. How do you calm down...
    kitkatally kitkatally 16-17, F 2 Responses 12 hrs ago

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    Why can't you save anybody?

    I have this guy I know, who isn't depressed, but he really depresses me. His outlook on life is so bleak... When I asked him if we were friends, he said 'Sure... I don't hate you as much as I hate everyone else'. He is just so hollow, and every time I speak to him I feel like I...
    LostApothecary LostApothecary 16-17, F 7 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Idk if im depressed. I dont want to go to a

    doctor cause they will just give me pills. I hate pills. Pills ruined my life. Parents, sisters, brother in laws, all pillheads. And nomatter what i say i cant get anyone to stop. If i get prescribed pills then ill end up like them. Pillheads with no jobs no home. I dont want to...
    Whyamihere1195 Whyamihere1195 18-21 6 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    Dont fall too far. Though,

    if you do, you can always get out.
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 1 day ago

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    I'm A Miracle

    All my life I was told that I was ugly, fat, worthless, and that I would never be anything. Sometimes, I want to believe those things. But I learned that I am beautiful no matter what my body type is. I am me. No one can change that. I learned that life is too short to stress...
    imperfectperfectionist123 imperfectperfectionist123 16-17, F 6 Responses Aug 21, 2013

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    I'm really just thinking too much.

    when someone dies, yeah people are sad, but why? it's kind if selfish don't you think? you're sad because this person is no longer in your life to do whatever it was he/she was doing for you.. I just don't see the point? I've heard over and over again that suicide is not the...
    nornorrr nornorrr 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 hrs ago

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    I've been dealing with depression

    for years. Well I'm sure that's what it is. It started as just a sadness out of nowhere. Slowly and yet sometimes suddenly I felt heavy, dark, like nothing. I didn't know why. There were times I would be ok for a few days, but more than likely not. Lately it has begun to get...
    Doedoe1 Doedoe1 36-40, F 4 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    Rip Robin Williams I got to meet him a couple

    of years ago at a function dinner in Las Vegas. I will never forget that experience because I felt he was a very dark, sad, and tortured individual. He seemed very very manic and unsettled yet also very sad. He had been in pain for years. I hope he is at peace.
    Brisco221 Brisco221 31-35, M 11 Responses Aug 11

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    Since age four my life has been messed up.

    when I was four was when my biological father molested me. I can remember the first thing he did and what house we were in. It didn't stop until I hit eleven. I never new that it was wrong at the time cause I was young. It was when I turned eight that it hit me that some thing...
    Ghostartist Ghostartist 18-21, M 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Lately, everything has kept getting worse.

    Some guy is threatening to leak some videos of me to ALL my Facebook friends. My stepsister has gone batshit insane and is tearing my entire family apart. My father is drinking more and more. I sometimes wish I had never gotten clean to be honest. At least then I could deal...
    PrincessPayton PrincessPayton 18-21, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    1livingstars 1livingstars 16-17, F 10 Responses Aug 10

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    Depression is so weird.

    We put on happy faces to hide the fact that we are in fact so depressed, but at the same time, we pray for someone to notice and be able to help. For as long as I can remember, I've been hoping someone would be able to just KNOW that I'm not right, because I do such a good job...
    Sarah196 Sarah196 18-21, F 31 Responses Jan 12

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    Battling Depression

    Everyday it seems that as soon as I enter my room my smile fades. My mind begins to fill with questions, and all I see is shadows. I have been battling depression for about 10 years now. No one has a clue at all, it is my darkest secret. Everything is a blur, I am not happy at...
    TaylorIW TaylorIW 13-15, F 31 Responses Sep 28, 2012

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    ibelovinhimnher ibelovinhimnher 26-30, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    I'm starting to see a pattern in my battle with

    depression over the last years. When feeling down I don't see a lot of people, don't have the energy to exercise and let housekeeping slip for the same reason. When I start to get more motivation and energy, I start by cleaning thoroughly so I don't have to be bothered by the...
    Uncertain153 Uncertain153 26-30, M 1 Response 3 hrs ago

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    Clock Ticks, Nothing Changes

    The sweeping hand tick tick ticks, but nothing ever changes.  And you need the time to pass.  Not because you have anywhere to be; you don’t. You never have anywhere to be.  You just need the time to be anywhere but now, here.  Tick tick tick.  You...
    Little Bird Little Bird 31-35, F 203 Responses Apr 12, 2006

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    Neverending Fight

    Yes I battle with depression every single day of my life. Its part of my bipolar disorder. Some days are worse than others but Ive found a reason to live so I would never ever kill myself. Last year 2011 was one of the worst years of my life. Ive never fought with depression so...
    groundshaker groundshaker 26-30, M 38 Responses Nov 3, 2012

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    Haven't made a updated post today.

    Figured I should. Off and on tears, I get headaches more than cry now... My chest pains seemed to subside for the time being, but I still get pains by my stomach area... A great part of me wants to still end it. Over 3 months now... Got no food left, waiting for the government...
    lostunit lostunit 26-30, M 2 hrs ago

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    This Puts It All Into Words I Couldn'T Say

    I found this on tumblr,not sure who the original author is,but thank you to whoever it was.Having been depressed for around half of my life with a few breaks in between when things got better,I relate to this so well.Especially during the darkest time of my life not so long ago...
    SparklyRain SparklyRain 18-21, F 14 Responses May 4, 2013

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    Someone asked me what my dream was in life.

    It took me a while to think of one but when I did I said, to be happy every day for the rest of my life.
    BethHawkins BethHawkins 13-15, F 2 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    They **** you up, your mum

    and dad. They may not mean to, but they do. They fill you with the faults they had And add some extra, just for you. But they were ****** up in their turn By fools in old-style hats and coats, Who half the time were soppy-stern And half at one another...
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 1 Response 23 hrs ago

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    My friends and boyfriend think I overact.

    Think I'm to sensitive. I tell them if it was up to me I would be like this. They tell me then don't. They don't understand. It's not that easy. I am emotionally. I get hurt. I feel like I either shut down shut them out. Lie to the people I love and fake a smile. Or let it out...
    TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles TheGirlThatAlwaysSmiles 18-21, F 77 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I have battled depression all my life not

    feeling accepted not only by others but by my parents. It got really bad as I got older and had several car accidents and neck surgeries that didn't fix the problem. Then again when I lost my dad a little over four years ago. Now my husband of 27 years who does everything for me...
    bkconslt bkconslt 46-50, F 1 Response 13 hrs ago

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    In November 2001, I suffered a breakdown

    and was diagnosed with PTSD and Major Depression. My depression was treatment-resistant; fortunately about 10 years later I found an effective antidepressant. I say fortunately, because I know some struggle much longer. There were days when hope was so far gone and the psychic...
    onomatopoeiaCA onomatopoeiaCA 41-45, F 18 Responses Feb 14

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    Happiness Is A Choice? Bullshit.......

    If you honestly deal with depression, you know that you "don't have a choice". People who say that happiness is a choice, don't deal with depression. I'm sorry but it's been proven that chemicals off-balanced in the brain, contribute to depression. Telling a person who has been...
    peachturnover peachturnover 31-35, F 30 Responses Jul 28, 2013

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    My Baby Girl

    I had a miscarriage when I was fifteen and almost five months pregnant with my baby girl Gianna. It was the most hardest thing I ever went through. It was so horrible. I had an older boyfriend who I was very much in love with. We became intimate three months into our relationship...
    KandyLuv KandyLuv 26-30, F 20 Responses Aug 27, 2013

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    If you dont have depression,

    dont even bother telling me life gets better. The fact is, your living a happy life, and you dont understand what I am going through. If you dont have depression, you will never understand.
    NoOrdinaryDork NoOrdinaryDork 18-21, F 29 Responses Jul 3

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    I'm really sick and tired of people telling me

    to change my view, think positive. They make it sound like I can flip a switch and automatically improve every single aspect of my life. It's not easy, I have depression. If I could just flip a switch and be happy and positive don't you think I would have done it already? I've...
    BleuGirl83 BleuGirl83 31-35, F 15 Responses May 27

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    Remember? Shel Silverstien Once I spoke the

    language of the flowers, Once I understood each word the caterpillar said, Once I smiled in secret at the gossip of the starlings, And shared a conversation with the housefly in my bed. Once I heard and answered all the questions of the crickets, And joined the crying of each...
    BrokenBrain123 BrokenBrain123 22-25 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    IF YOU'RE THINKING ABOUT SUICIDE,

    READ THIS. Wanna kill yourself? Imagine this. You come home from school one day. You've had yet another horrible day. You're just ready to give up. So you go to your room, close the door, & you take out that sucide note you've written & rewritten over & over & over. You take...
    akaShaun akaShaun 16-17, M 5 Responses Jul 17

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    This Is For You.

    This is for you. I'm sorry you got bullied for being gay. I'm sorry your parents kicked you out for being a lesbian. I'm sorry you were raped as a little girl. I'm sorry your dad left you and your mom with nothing. I'm sorry you get bullied every day. I'm sorry you have no...
    IWillMakeYouThink IWillMakeYouThink 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 26, 2012

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    I battle depression,

    and also anxiety. I suffered from being mentally abused by mother pretty much my entire life. My own mother told me she hated me, she thought I was ugly, stupid and that my Dad wanted me aborted. My entire I felt hopeless and alone. I was planning on killing myself but when the...
    acw012192 acw012192 22-25, F 36 Responses Dec 10, 2013

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    I am so tired of the pretend to care crap on

    this website. People who truly need help are bombarded with other's messages that pretend to care, while they turn the conversation to their problems or offer ridiculous and cliched advice. There are no magic words to cure true depression. We just want someone to listen, to...
    deleted deleted 26-30 13 Responses Jun 9

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    Confessions Of A Chronic Teenager - June 5, 2013

    Warning! This is a fairly long piece. Feel free to get your popcorn now, because this might take a while :P This was the final paper for an English class that I took last semester. Most kids had about a month and a half to write theirs, while I had a less than a couple of weeks...
    Vermonsterr Vermonsterr 18-21, F 11 Responses Sep 8, 2013

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    Muppo23 Muppo23 13-15, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Hello Friends, New and Old.

    It's been a long, LONG while. It's probably because..can you believe it? I don't battle depression anymore. Depressing thoughts once in a while, but never long enough to keep me down. Surprising since I thought I was going to kill myself. Instead, I ended up chasing a dream...
    transienthope transienthope 22-25, F 2 Responses 20 hrs ago

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    I have done it again.

    One year in every ten I manage it—— A sort of walking miracle, my skin Bright as a Nazi lampshade, My right foot A paperweight, My face a featureless, fine Jew linen. Peel off the napkin O my enemy. Do I terrify?—— The nose, the eye pits, the...
    LostApothecary LostApothecary 16-17, F 2 Responses 1 day ago

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    Another day of darkness

    and pain, sometimes I think, why can't I be numb. After all this pain that is so constant, shouldn't I be numb by now. But it still hurts more and more for every day that goes. Every time I think that it can get worse then this, it can't hurt more than this, and then it does...
    Lily449 Lily449 18-21, F 3 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    Happiness

    Maybe I'm a dreamer Maybe I'm misunderstood Maybe you're not seeing the side of me you should Maybe I'm crazy Maybe I'm the only one Maybe I'm just out of touch Maybe I've just had enough Maybe it's time to change And leave it all behind I've never been one to walk alone I've...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 9, 2013

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    I don't have a best friend.

    There I said it. I've failed in life.
    emiveritas emiveritas 18-21, F 5 Responses 1 hr ago

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    Depression Is...

    DEPRESSION IS NOT A STATE OF MIND! I am a Psychology major and it completely breaks my heart when I hear someone talking about someone who is depressed or wants to commit suicide. Depression is a mental DISEASE. Just like if you were to have cancer or a physical disease...
    InnerBeauty12 InnerBeauty12 18-21, F 41 Responses Nov 12, 2012

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    Everyone Needs To Read This

    Depression is humiliating. It turns intelligent, kind people into zombies who can’t wash a dish or change their socks. It affects the ability to think clearly, to feel anything, to ascribe value to your children, your lifelong passions, your relative good fortune. It scoops out...
    genetica genetica 26-30, F 79 Responses Jan 24, 2013

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